The Face Or Mask Of Science?
By Atom Bergstrom
Re: Thanks for revealing yourself, Atom, I am always pleased to unfollow those who are belligerently ignorant in the face of science. I hope you can catch up.
It’s not the face of science. It’s the mask of science.
I can expect a lot more of these comments before my crusade against the seed oil and fish oil cartels and their allied government agencies is successful.
The Yellow Fat Disease Cholesterol Myth is only one of the many corporate/government conspiracies in progress
Why wouldn’t the writer think I’m a science retard because my views go against everything he was taught in his own personal quest for understanding?
I’m going to need help, and it seems I’m already getting it from my friends and acquaintances.
As the old Ethiopian proverb goes …
“When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion.”
What we call “science” today is all about corporate marketing.
The business of America is business, and, unfortunately, much of it is Monkey Business, and it’s turning the planet into a World Sausage Factory, a global plantation owned by plutocrats and managed by CEOs, generals, and propagandists.
Big Pharma totally overwhelmed objective science shortly after the Second World War.
Ivan Illich (Medical Nemesis: The Expropriation of Health, 1976) wrote …
“The medical establishment has become a major threat to health. The disabling impact of professional control over medicine has reached the proportions of an epidemic. Iatrogenesis, the name for this new epidemic, comes from iatros, the Greek word for ‘physician,’ and genesis, meaning ‘origin.’ Discussion of the disease of medical progress has moved up on the agendas of medical conferences, researchers concentrate on the sick-making powers of diagnosis and therapy, and reports of paradoxical damage caused by cures for sickness take up increasing space in medical dope-sheets. The health professions are on the brink of an unprecedented housecleaning campaign. ‘Clubs of Cos,’ named after the Greek Island of Doctors, have sprung up here and there, gathering physicians, glorified druggists, and their industrial sponsors as the Club of Rome has gathered ‘analysts’ under the aegis of Ford, Fiat, and Volkswagen. Purveyors of medical services follow the example of their colleagues in other fields in adding the stick to ‘limits of growth’ to the carrot of ever more desirable vehicles and therapies. Limits to professional health care are a rapidly growing political issue. In whose interest these limits will work will depend to a large extent on who takes the initiative in formulating the need for them: people organized for political action that challenge status-quo professional power, or the health profession intent on expanding their monopoly even further.”
The “people organized for political action that challenge status-quo” lost their cause decades ago.
Medical Nemesis was published 41 years ago, when the World Sausage Machine was much weaker than it is today.
Many other people have challenged the mask of science (and are still challenging it) …
To name a select few …
Broda Barnes, John Beard, Lloyd H. Beck, Robert O. Becker, Henry Belk, Herbert Benson, Pierre Arnold Bernard, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Frank A. Brown Jr., George Catlin, Manfred Clynes, William B. Coley, Thomas Cowan, Zheng Cui, Ralph Alan Dale, Josef Deck, Kate Deering, Bertrand DeJarnett, Joseph Philippe Francois Deleuze, Charles-Nicolas Deslon, William Campbell Douglass, Helen Flanders Dunbar, Arnold Ehret, James Esdaile, Dinshah P. Ghadiali, George Goodheart, Elmer Green, Stanislav Grof, George Gurdjieff, Samuel Hahnemann, Harold Hillman, Mae-Won Ho, Wilson Bryan Key, Sebastian Kneipp, William F. Koch, Stanley Krippner, Lawrence LeShan, Gilbert N. Ling, Alexander Lowen, Matthew Luckiesh, Felix Mann, Rufus Osgood Mason, Marshall McLuhan, Franklin Merrell-Wolff, Franz Anton Mesmer, Walter R. Miles, Edgar Mitchell, Albert Moll, Farley Mowat, Maurice Nicoll, John T. Nordberg, August J. Pacini, Jesse F. Partridge, Ray Peat, Joseph E. Phillips, Georgio Piccardi, Gerald Pollack, Chastenet de Puysegur, Uffe Ravnskov, Wilhelm Reich, Emanuel Revici, J.B. Rhine, Louisa E. Rhine, M.J. Rodermund, Walter Russell, J.M. Sanchez-Perez, John E. Sarno, Kurt Schnaubelt, Richard Wolfgang Semon, Rupert Sheldrake, Paul H. Stuetzer, Randolph Stone, John F. Thie, David S. Walther, Otto Warburg, George Woyames, Robert Wright, Philip Wylie, Arthur M. Young, etc.
That’s just off the top of my head.
Ray Peat (“Epilepsy and Progesterone,” 2006-2016) wrote …
“Besides the specific promotional efforts of the drug industry and their branch of government, there is a broader situation that makes their work easier. It is a culture of goony ideas, that ultimately emanates from the academic elite, which (since Descartes, and before) places ‘thought’ above evidence. In biology, ‘genes’ and ‘membranes’ are confused ideas that are used to justify actions that aren’t based on evidence. For the Nazis, ‘cultural degeneracy’ was a medical-biological-political category based on that style of thinking. In the United States, ‘genes’ for epilepsy, hyperactivity, language development, IQ, eclampsia, etc., are ‘found’ at Harvard/MIT/Stanford/Yale/Univ. of California, etc., by an elite whose wits have been dulled by environmental deprivation, that is, by a lack of criticism.”
Ivan Illich (1926-2002) knew why the “common people” were so easily brainwashed by the Big Science “That Launched the Military-Industrial Complex” (borrowing a phrase from Michael A. Hiltzik)
Ivan Illich (Deschooling Society, 1971) wrote …
“Many students, especially those who are poor, intuitively know what the schools do for them. They school them to confuse process and substance. Once these become blurred, a new logic is assumed: the more treatment there is, the better are the results; or, escalation leads to success. The pupil is thereby ‘schooled’ to confuse teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new. His imagination is ‘schooled’ to accept service in place of value. Medical treatment is mistaken for health care, social work for the improvement of community life, police protection for safety, military poise for national security, the rat race for productive work. Health, learning, dignity, independence, and creative endeavor are defined as little more than the performance of the institutions which claim to serve these ends, and their improvement is made to depend on allocating more resources to the management of hospitals, schools, and other agencies in question.”
School is the reason we accept such abominations as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
You might call it Obamacare, but do you really suppose the World Sausage Factory puppet taking his turn in the White House sat down with pen in hand and wrote this 974-page document?
It’s never too early to drop out of school.
According to Lily Tomlin …
“The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”